From feathers and metres of tulle to millions of handsewn beads, there were countless killer dresses (and let’s not forget the jumpsuits) on The Brownlow red carpet last night.
But not everyone was wearing designer wares last night.
Three Brownlow WAGs decided in favour of ‘op shop couture’ for AFL’s night of nights – and for a very good cause.
D’Arne Finnis, wife of St Kilda Football Club CEO Matt Finnis, Jo Richardson, wife of senior coach Alan Richardson and Karen Massen, partner of Club president Peter Summer bought their $8 gowns straight off the rack from Sacred Heart Mission op shop in South Melbourne.
— Matt Finnis (@Matt_Finnis) September 26, 2016
“They [Sacred Heart] do such an amazing job for the community of St Kilda and both the club and Sacred Heart come from that community and are supported by that community,” Finnis told the Port Phillip Leader.
From a monochrome silk halterneck number to the almost-obligatory sequin Brownlow bling, they stood out on the red carpet for all the right reasons.
On a night where the focus is heavily on the fashion, the trio promoted a message worthy of the spotlight.